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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Alam

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  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Alam is of Indonesian origin and means "Nature".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Alam

Alam Lohar was a folk music of punjab musician. He plays Chimta. His career lasted from 1936 to 1979. Alam was given the name Muhammad Alam Lohar in 1928 in Achh village near Lalamusa in Punjab, British India. He breathed his last breath on July 3rd, 1979.


His military service ended in 2013. Alam was born in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Alam Shah was royalty. Alam was born as the child of Sultan Ali of Johor in Kampong Glam, Singapore. He died on August 26th, 1891.


Alam Dad Lalika is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. He has had major accomplishments since 2013.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Alam

His military service ended in 1982.


Naushad Alam was a hindustani classical music and filmi musician. He plays Harmonium, sitaar, piano, tabla, and Pump organ. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 1998. Naushad was given the name Naushad Ali Wahid Ali on December 26th, 1919. He breathed his last breath on May 5th, 2006.


She holds the title Queen Consort of Brunei. Her ongoing career started in 1967. Saleha was born as the child of Pengiran Anak Mohammad Alam on October 7th, 1946 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.


Faria was born on February 13th, 1966 in Dhaka.


Natasha Alam is an actress/model, actor, and model (people). She has been prominent since 2002. Natasha was given the name Natalia Anatolievna Shimanchuk in Uzbekistan.


Shabir is an electropop, dance music, world music, and folk music musician. He plays Synth, harmonium, keyboards, guitar, vocals, Synthesizer, and Pump organ. He was most active from 2005 to present. Shabir was given the name Shabir Tabare Alam on February 28th, 1985 in Singapore.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Alam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alam U.S.
  White 10.24% 64.26%
  African American 1.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alam

People with the last name Alam are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Alam

  • How Popular is the name Alam? Alam is the 24,166th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alam was the 4,476th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 246 babies born with the first name Alam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alam to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alam is Tuesday, August 30th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Alam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alam was in 2000 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Alam Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alam is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Alam: Your name in reverse order is Mala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,932 people with the last name Alam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Alam as their last name.

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